The Department for Education defines ‘More Able’ in terms of those whose progress significantly exceeds age-related expectations. The National Association for Able Children in Education describes, ‘exceptionally able pupils are those who have the capacity to achieve or perform at the very highest levels’ across the curriculum subjects.’ At Raynham, children with exceptional abilities are identified and provision is put in place to ensure these children reach their full potential. This provision includes:

 

  • Additional projects, for example, competitions or taking part in additional group projects
  • Trips or fieldwork outside of the school environment
  • Utilising the specialist knowledge/skillset of individual children within lessons, for example as ‘mini-teachers’ or ‘experts’
  • Access to extra-curricular provision such as after-school clubs